Dr. Patricia Silveyra is the Anthony D. Pantaleoni Eminent Scholar, Associate Professor, and interim Chair in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at Indiana University Bloomington School of Public Health. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, and her PhD in Biochemistry, from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina and did her postdoctoral training as a Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholar at Penn State College of Medicine. In 2013, she established her research program as an Assistant Professor, and between 2015-2016, she served as the Director for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Education at Penn State College of Medicine. From 2018-2020, she led the Biobehavioral Laboratory at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and in 2021, she joined Indiana University Bloomington. Dr. Silveyra has served in various national organizations and committees committed to increase representation of women and minorities in STEM, including the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS), where she was board member and Treasurer. She was part of the first cohort of the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine New Voices program (NV-NASEM), where she currently serves a second term. She has represented NV-NASEM at the Worldwide Meeting of the Young Academies, the Tsukuba Conference, and the Science and Technology in Society Forum. She is also a board member serving a second term at the NASEM Board on Higher Education and Workforce (BHEW). Dr. Silveyra has received numerous awards for her research accomplishments, her mentoring of underrepresented and international trainees, and her efforts to promote diversity in STEM at the local, national, and international level.